Joe Darin

Joe Darin
Studio : Joe Darin's Photographic Fine Art
SDMAAG Member : Artist Member
SDMAAG Member Since : 2001

Artist's Bio

Joe Darin's began his study of art at Notre Dame in the 1960's where he majored in architecture

His photographs have been published in books including "Finishing the Figure", and in Japan, "The Love Formed Human" and he has a proposal for Mining Towns of the West table top book. His photographs appeared in magazines in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands and in the "Holiday Treasures at the White House" brochure.

Joe has taken photographs on his travels to Russia, the Caribbean, India, Mexico, Italy and around the United States. He exhibited his photographs in the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, San Marcos, the San Diego Maritime Museum, the La Jolla Village Gallery, La Jolla, the Southwestern College Gallery, the Westwood Festival of the Arts in Westwood, the Art of Photography Exhibit in San Diego and Fair Oaks Gallery in South Pasadena. Some shows Joe has done include the Festival of Fine Art at the San Diego Museum of Art, Coronado Art Walk, San Diego Artwalk, Dollerious Delights Gallery in Walnut Creek and Taste of Arts by the Bay in Chula Vista, CA.

Joe has given photographic workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Portland, OR, and Billings, MT as well as San Diego. To aid artists, he developed an online seminar called, "How to Photograph Your Art".

Joe received two degrees, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

Although most of his photographic skills have been developed through experience and private study, he has attended the Nikon School of Photography, workshops on Photographing Nature Scenes, Portrait Photography in Natural Settings and various other seminars. His other postgraduate studies have included courses in Finance, Communication, Internet Web Design, Computer Applications, and Business Management.

Joe's memberships have included the AIA, (American Institute of Architects), the Artists Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art where as past president he serves on the Board of Directors. His licenses include an Architectural License and Building Contractors License in the State of California.

Artist's Statement

    My photographic career began with my fascination with the quality of light I saw on trees, plants, buildings, people and scenes around me. I wanted to be able to create photographs that evoked the same feelings I had when I viewed a scene for others who saw my images. My images are graphic and often simple in composition. My career as an architect has also influenced how I see the world around me.  If you experience similar emotions when you view my images, then I have achieved one of my goals.